- The NIMC has given an update to Nigerians about the ongoing NIN registration
- The new information from the agency was mainly directed to citizens residing in Lagos and Abuja
- The NIMC registration points have been rowdy due to the large number of Nigerians trying to beat the deadline for registration
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has published a list of enrollment centres where Nigerians can carry out registrations for the National Identity Numbers (NIN).
The list of the centres was published on Thursday, January 14, ahead of the deadline for the linking of NIN with SIM cards.
The agency disclosed that the list includes locations of centres in Lagos and Abuja.
Below is the list of the centres located in Lagos:
List of centres in Abuja include:
Legit.ng recalls that the federal ministry of communications and digital economy announced in December 2020, that all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications companies would be blocked after December 30, 2020.
However, the government later gave three weeks’ extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021.
It also gave six week-extension for subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021.
Meanwhile, the federal government has justified the ultimatum it issued to Nigerians mandating them to link their SIM cards to the NIN or risk disconnection.
Isa Pantami, the minister of communication and digital economy stated that the government gave everyone about 12 months to complete the exercise.
The minister told Channels TV that many Nigerians refused to comply with the government’s directive when it was issued in February 2020.
In another news, the staff of NIMC have vowed to shun work if their demands are not addressed by the federal government.
This warning was issued on Wednesday, January 13, as the NIMC workers urged the government to judiciously utilise the advantage of the 20-day window of the suspended industrial action to entertain their demands.
Speaking on Channels TV, Asekokhai Lucky, chairman of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) NIMC chapter, said the meeting between both parties to address the aggrieved workers' demands has not yet held.
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